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How to load MTN recharge card and activate special data plans in Nigeria

Do you need directives on how to recharge MTN card or subscribe to data plans, you are in the right place. NewsWireNGR team will be taking you through the step-by-step guide

MTN is unarguably the largest mobile telecoms operator in Nigeria. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecom provider the mobile operator accounts for about 38.70 per cent of the total market share of GSM operators in Nigeria. Now that you are one of the more than 73 million subscribers of the network, the first thing you need to know is that to recharge MTN card, dial *555*RechargeDigit#.

MTN recharge digit is a 12-PIN. If it is for instance, 123456789012, you will need to dial, *555*123456789012#, then send.

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To check if your account balance, just dial *556#.

However, this is not the only way to load MTN recharge cards.

Below are some other ways to recharge on MTN:

  • Use MyMTN App
  • Use MTN online platform, click HERE.
  • Call MTN customer care line, 180 (from your MTN SIM) or 08031230141; 08032005500 (from other network)
  • Use your bank app or ATM

How to borrow airtime from MTN

In case you run out of airtime, simply dial the MTN XtraTime is there for you to leverage.

Dial *606# and follow the prompt to apply.

The borrowed amount will be deducted on your next recharge. However, this plan is only available for prepaid customers.

You have to be eligible. To qualify:

  • Be a Prepaid customer
  • Have registered your phone number
  • Have been on the MTN network for more than 3 months
  • Have spent at least N200 monthly for 3 months
  • Have between N0 and N75 in your main account
  • Paid-up any outstanding XtraTime loan request

How to subscribe for MTN data plans

To subscribe for any MTN data plan, dial *131# to select from the different options offered by the network provider.

However, to recharge and load data directly from your bank, simply dial *904#.

Generally, MTN data plans can be divided into nine (10):

MTN Special Data Plan:

One of the most used and sought after MTN special data plans is the 6GB for N1500 Jolly Data Plan. To activate, make sure you have up to 1500 naira airtime on your SIM card, then dial *131#. Scroll/check under the weekly data plan for the 6GB for 7 Days plan.

How to roll over MTN 6GB for N1500 data plan

This plan can be rolled over if you reactivate within 3 days after the last one expired.

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There are other MTN special data plans which include:

MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR

MTN Daily Data plans:

  • N50 (40MB): Text “114” to 131
  • N100 (100MB): Text “104” to 131
  • N300 (1GB): Text 155 to 131
MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR

MTN 2-Day Data Plans:

MTN 3-Day Data Plans:

MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR

MTN Weekly Data Plans:

MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR
MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR

Monthly Data Plans:

MTN Monthly Data Plans

MTN Monthly Data Plans
MTN Monthly Data Plans
MTN Monthly Data Plans

2-Month Data Plans:

MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR

3-Month Data Plans:

6-Month Data Plans:

MTN Yearly Plans:

MTN recharge card and activate special data plans - NewsWireNGR

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